Top Movies Made on Women Which Is Still Relevant to Today’s Society

The top films about women’s empowerment and feminism that is still valuable in today’s society

These are the best women-centric films that favor feminism and motherhood which will, motivate us, give us power and make us proud to be a woman in addition to being entertaining. However, there are still some situations and societies that restrict women from following their emotions.

In the history of cinema, women-centric films have played a significant role in being a driving force for the empowerment of women.

Here are some of the top ten women-centric films from Bollywood

  • Gangubai Kathiawadi

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali women-centric film, which stars Alia Bhatt as the titular heroine is a visual feast for the eyes as it charts young Ganga’s swift rise from a young girl in a small town to ‘Gangubai,’ a veritable figure of power in Kamathipura, Mumbai, while painting an opulent picture of 20th-century Mumbai and the lives of sex workers. The empowerment of women can be seen in the film. The lead actress referred to the film as an “empowering, feminism story”.

  • English Vinglish

English Vinglish, directed by Gauri Shinde, is a touching and inspirational story about an Indian mother’s quest to restore her identity in her motherhood battles. The movie, which stars late veteran actress Sridevi as the Indian housewife Shashi, explores the difficulties created by linguistic boundaries in social and personal life. The movie, which was based on Shinde’s own experiences with her mother, breaks the social constraints placed on Indian women and housewives showing strong empowerment of women.

  • Mary Kom

The 2014 biographical sports drama follows Mary Kom’s life journey from the daughter of a rice farmer in Manipur to India’s most well-known female boxer while confronting the struggles in her motherhood, starring Priyanka Chopra as the title boxer. Mary Kom, one of the highest-grossing Indian films featuring an actress in the title role, perfectly captures the spirit of a sportswoman and women empowerment, thanks to Chopra’s unrestrained portrayal of the character. The biopic is focused on a woman’s journey toward her goals and breaking down gender stereotypes.

  • Mom

Mom, another women-centric film featuring Sridevi as the vigilante Devki Sabarwal, is a gritty drama that explores the horrors of sexual assault and the challenges faced by those who come forward. The absence of gender parity when it comes to essential safety and survival is discussed in the movie along with gender politics and feminism. Sridevi was praised for her “magnificently expressive” acting, in which she masterfully depicted the pitiful character of a mother seeking vengeance for the horrific sexual assault of her teenage daughter.

  • No One Killed Jessica

No One Killed is a criminal thriller based on actual occurrences. Rani Mukherji and Vidya Balan play the key roles in the film Jessica. In seeking revenge for Jessica’s murder, they pursue justice. The movie theme of this movie is empowerment of women.

  • Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil War

Janhvi Kapoor plays the titular Indian Air Force commander and helicopter pilot in the biographical drama from 2020 is another beautiful women-centric film.  The Netflix movie, which told the incredible story of the first woman to fly in combat, received praise for being a surprisingly good and inspirational film.

  • Thappad

Thappad, which stars Tapsee Pannu as Amrita Sandhu, addresses the delicate subject of domestic violence and issues related to feminism in Indian society. Particular praise was given to Tapsee Pannu for her transformational performance from the passive wife to the assertive woman fighting for her rights which shows the importance of women’s empowerment in the film.

  • Sarbjit

The 2016 biographical film, is another amazing women-centric film in which Aishwarya Rai plays Dalbir Kaur, following a sister’s valiant endeavours to set her brother free. The story of Dalbir Kaur, who fights against all odds to bring justice to her brother, is told in the movie. The movie features powerful scenes of the empowerment of women.

  • Mardaani

Mardaani, a 2014 action-thriller starring Rani Mukjeri as policewoman Shivani Shivaji Roy, is an exciting story that centres on Roy’s discovery of human trafficking activities while attempting to solve the case of the kidnapped teenage girl Pyaari.

  • Kahaani

Kahaani, starring Vidya Balan as the pregnant Vidya Bagchi who is looking for her missing husband in Kolkata, is a very dramatic and poignant story about the tenacity and abilities of a woman. As the action movie highlights a woman’s heroic quest for justice, Vidya Balan breaks the stereotypical mould of the hapless damsel in distress.

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